Jazz as a way to work through your issues has produced creative results for trombonist/composer Nick Rosario. He just released “The Uncertain Suite” which is a musical summary of his very personal sense of self-doubt followed finally by acceptance and relief. Stay with it for full effect as this all lands on the upbeat. Jumpy... Continue Reading →
Three Sides of the Same Coin
Standing midway between his sax player and flutist, New York-based trombonist James Hall delivers tendrils of texture and thoughtful harmony in his latest CD, “Lattice.” Together with their keyboard and drummer, the quintet presents smart, bright voices in an open conversation with music that sweeps the listener away. “Lattice” is a pastel platter of prettiness.... Continue Reading →
Uncorking the Fabulous Textures of Big Band
He has the chops for punchy and aggressive, and the depth for sweet and kind. Trombonist and bandleader Paul Dunlea from Cork, Ireland coaxes the best out of his ensembles. Part of that is making excellent choices, as all the personnel are cherry-picked with perfection. After all, Paul is a rabid fan of Old Blue... Continue Reading →
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